It is very difficult to find a cheap place to stay on Guadeloupe. Especially in the touristy area's like the westcoast of Basse-Terre and the southcoast of Grande-Terre finding an hotel is no problem at all, but being able to pay for one is a bigger issue. For simple rooms without any special extra's you will easily need topay 100 euro's or even a lot more.
Fortunately in Le Gosier, at 15 kilometres east from Pointe-à-Pitre, you'll find the hotel "La Formule Economique". The name speaks for itself: this is made to be a cheap option and it is. The good thing is: you only pay for what you really need.
If you want a breakfast: fine, but you'll pay extra for it. If you want airconditioning: fine, but if you don't pay extra you'll just get a fan. Like this the hotel manages to offer a decent room for only 45 euro's a night: a real bargain for a place like this.
The hotel is basic, but very good quality. The rooms are clean, you'll have a private bathroom and a good bed, and restaurants, bars and shops are at walking distance.
At two kilometres west from Capesterre-de-Marie-Galante, directly at the Caribbean Coast, you'll find the very pleasant Hotel Le Touloulou, named after the red sandcrab that you find a lot on all the islands of Guadeloupe. A big drawing of this little crab will draw your attention: you can't miss it.
At Le Touloulou they rent bungalows for a decent price and of a very decent quality. For 50 euro's per night for two persons (or 60 euro's for three persons) you have a small bungalow with a private bathroom and airconditioning, with a private terrace and with the blue sea at only 10 metres away.
The restaurant on the same complex offers good food, and there is a small discotheque as well. A must is to take the breakfast on the beachside. Just move your table into the sand and enjoy your fresh juice and french bread under the palmtrees. This breakfast costs you (a little bit overdone) 8 euro's extra per person.
When I spend my three months on Guadeloupe, following a French course on a language school, I spend my night in an appartment in Sainte-Anne, with the family Coco-Petit. This familiy lives in the centre of town and rents out small appartments to students of this language school, but also to everybody else who is interested.
My appartment was very comfortable with a double bed, a small private kitchen and a small bathroom with toilet and shower. The room was clean and the location was great: with seaview and at 5 minutes from the town-centre and the beach.
The family offers meals as well: a simple breakfast and often very good dinners. You can choose to have a room including or excluding meals, but the meals are really good so it's worth trying some!
The prices depend on which appartment you choose and how long you're staying, and of course whether you take meals or not, but they're starting at € 36,- per night: a lot cheaper then a hotel!
Ever heard of the website www.couchsurfing.com? I'm a member of this online-community since a few years now and I love it! Couchsurfing is a network of people from all over the world who offer a free place to sleep to other members. The principle: you spend a night for free at my place and if I ever get in your neighbourhood I can spend a night at yours.
One of the two advantages of "CS" is the fact that your stay is for free. Of course it's nice to buy a small present for your host, but it's very different from a 80+ euro hotel. The biggest advantage though is the fact that you'll get in contact with the local people. They'll let you into their houses and into their lives and offer you a great insight in the local culture.
On Guadeloupe there are quite a lot of Couchsurfers offering a couch, so if you're going there why not sign-up and try it out one time?
A delightful small hotel hidden in a tropical garden, with a great view on the Les Saintes islands, high above the Trois Rivieres town.
It consists of a colonial house built in 1927 and 6 cottages hidden among the vegetation.
The restaurant is open for hotel guests in the evenings and offers wonderful meals mixing local ingredients and worl cuisine.
A small, charming hotel with great views directly from your bedroom, a terrasse for relaxing, great food, nice swimming pool with a view of the ocean and the islands, lush tropical garden... You can hardly get more romantic.
In the Gosier area, there are many expensive resorts but if you are more interested in basic accomodations you might be tempted by the Hotel Pergola. It has a beautiful view towards the Ilet de Gosier, and is right above the beach - but unless you bring your own lightbulbs, toilet paper, sheets, soap and towels don't even think about it.
Upon arriving we engaged in some bizarre negotiations with the owner, which were essentially that we pay 90E and stay as long as we like. So if we stay two nights, it's 45E a night, if we stay 3, it's only 30E a night and so forth. I think that he was conducting some controlled experiment about how long tourists can survive without toilet paper.
We also had to find the hotel electrician on the way to our room, because the lights were out of order. Then we had to beg for sheets and towels for DAYS. Eventually we used a pillowcase for a pillow, towel, and blanket alternately. And we bought our own toilet paper.
I am not picky- but I do expect hotels in Guadeloupe to provide certain niceties: clean beds, bathrooms with running water, towels, sheets, and electricity. Otherwise, we'd camp on the beach. So forget the Hotel Pergola, unless you'd like to take part in a social experiment about toilet paper.
The supposed "restaurant" was closed for renovations, and the "pool" seemed to be full of leaves and cats. Keep in mind that this was two weeks before high tourist season began, so maybe some amazing transformations were about to take place. didn't really look like it though!
The kitcheonette was a nice effort, but the fridge wasn't even working.
Hotel belonging to the French tour operator Nouvelles Frontières.
Quiet location on the white sandy beach at 2 km from the village Saint-François, at the eastern side of the island.
Central part with reception area, restaurant, bar, pool area.
188 rooms spread in the exotic garden in clusters of 8 rooms. Rooms were clean but comfort was rather basic (2 beds, A/C, small bathroom with shower, balcony).
Large pool area facing the sea, private beach with coconut palms.
Club with lots of activities and sports facilities. Own diving and sailing centre.
A converted Planter's Lodge set on an hill amongst a mature tropical garden - breathtaking. Some of the best food I've ever tasted prepared personally by the owner "Fofo". Not the cheapest but worth every Euro!
The setting is spectacular, the architecture sympathetic and the ambience a delight. Make sure you're on the terrace, Planter's Punch in hand at sunset.
I stayed two days in Max' Guest house.
Big rooms with a TV set (I don't care but some does). Bathroom with shower and hot water very clean.
In a nice place with a view on the Mangrove.
Very calm and Max is a very nice guy.
Once again a very nice view.
Well, It looked better than it really was. Don't get me wrong, its not horrible nor bad, the rooms are quite nice, they have bathroom with shower, a phone, air-conditioned, nice beds and a cute "balcony", but something was missing, can't tell what. I was having dinner with my family one day and I looked around, and all the persons I could see were at least 40 years old. Got better for the end (saw some youngsters! hurray!), but still resembled a little with an elderly convention.
The hotel has this VERY big pool, very nice, but rather crowded and noisy. It has also a private beach, wich some umbrellas scattered around, and beach chairs, the beach was not crowded at all, on the contrary, all the people seemed to prefer the pool.. Can't say why, the beach is really cool, and it has a nice restaurant/bar, with very nice food.
We stayed at the Callinago Village resort....small but pleasant, located off the city of Gosier, about 10 km east from Pointe-à-Pitre.
Small swimming-pool and garden, rooms are 'apartment' ones including a kitchenette to cook your meals.
The Gosier beach is excellent, one of the best in Guadeloupe
i m really sorry i cant help on this subject as i never had the need to find out about it but what i could surely do for you ,if need be, is get some info from my brother who still lives there,.
but from what i heard, it s not the cheapest place....
790F for a studio
The studio offers you the opportunity to be a little more independent and cook your own food. From the terrace, you'll always have a great view, garden or ocean. Great variety of services and accomodations: kitchenette and lounge area in your studio, safe in the room, conditionned air, tv, phone, restaurant in the hotel (great big buffet in the morning, bistro on the beach during the day and great tables at night) or near-by (pizzeria, ...), bakery and boutiques, pool, free mask and tuba, kayak or boat, chair and towels for the beach, excursions, and so on... I really enjoyed my stay there, it's calm and beautiful, right on the beach. But I found we were far from the cities. If you don't rent a car or a tour bus, you'll be on the beach or pool a lot!!
Chalet, Guest house, Bed&Breakfast, Appartment, House...
We visited Deshaies one day and I've learned that residents of this region specialise in renting a room in their house or a guest house and things like that. The ones we've seen looked very nice and I believe it's a good way to connect with the region and it's peoples. There is also the Fort Royal hotel (former Club Med) which seems to be very nice. The village is picturesque, small streets with little boutiques and cafes and the beach is incredible, the best I've seen here I think. Rich deep blue water, nice waves, soft gold sand where you sink to the ankles.
I realised there that I would have to come back to Guadeloupe just to stay here!
Best view on Deshaies's bay. Host are very plainsant.
Now they are friends...
Youc can find out in Le Guide du Routard
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